Mount Wire Loop - 2003 and 2016?

scatman

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Back to the foothill follies for me this fall. Yesterday I hiked to the summit of Mount Wire with my wife. We hiked up the south side of the mountain and came back down the northern most of the western ridges. Can anyone tell me why it might have been 2003 and 2016?

Images on the left - 2003; images on the right - 2016

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Parking on Colorow Road

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Mount Wire, viewed from the west on the Shoreline Trail

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On the Shoreline Trail, heading towards Hogle Zoo and the south side of Mount Wire

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Definitive proof that I am on the shoreline trail. :)

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Telephone poles heading up the hill

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We overshot the real trail, but we made our way up to it along the transmission line

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The south side of Mount Wire

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I played a couple of hours of basketball before going on this hike, so I was going pretty slow.

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The ascent is steeper on the south side than it is on the north - about an 1800 foot climb

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Sheila, making her way up the southern ridge

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The knob across Emigration Canyon is the highpoint of Parley's Ridge

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Reaching mountain mahogany country

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The steepest part of the ascent

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A zoomed in shot on a touch of red still hanging on along the hillside

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This mountain mahogany had some character in my eyes

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First snow that we ran into on Wire

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Mount Aire just left of center in 2003, while in the center in 2016

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View up Emigration Canyon

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The Wasatch Front from just off the summit of Wire

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The old airplane beacon awaits

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Arriving at the beacon

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Looking out northeast at what I refer to as the Mount Wire Ridge

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Got a trail runner to take our picture before we headed down

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My favorite mountain mahogany, it's been in a number of trip reports in the past

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A nice juniper on our way down

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A good look to the north at Red Butte

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A look up George's Hollow

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A look back up Wire

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A look back at the ridge we came down, more on the right of the image in 2016

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Trail up Red Butte as we approach the shoreline trail again. I just love the golden grass.

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One cottonwood left with some color near the trailhead

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Back at the Sube.


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I'm confused (what's new?) - the photos look like the identical time frame but from mildly different perspectives - even the clouds and snow are the same. How can they be that many years apart? Did you discover a second roll of film years later? Am I even looking at this in the right way? So many questions...
 
I'm confused (what's new?) - the photos look like the identical time frame but from mildly different perspectives - even the clouds and snow are the same. How can they be that many years apart? Did you discover a second roll of film years later? Am I even looking at this in the right way? So many questions...

The shots were all taken on Saturday, but the 2003 ones were what it would have looked like if I had taken the shots that year, while the 2016 ones would look like shots taken in 2016. If any of that makes sense. Perhaps I am overcomplicating it? :)
 
Color me confused too. Are these photos all old ones? From 2003 and 2016? Where are the 2022 photos?
 
So...you had two digital cameras - one from 2003 and one from 2016 and you used both cameras to take similar shots in 2022? Or, you had film from 2003 and 2016 in one camera, but kept switching it out for each shot? Or...you had a time machine and travelled back to both years for the shots? Or, you Photoshopped shots from both years to have the same sky, snow, etc. Or, you have been having a little too much Guiness? Or...you're trying to see how confused we can get (nice try, but there are no limits, my friend)? Or, you were standing in a time warp that kept undulating between years? Or...
 
So...you had two digital cameras - one from 2003 and one from 2016 and you used both cameras to take similar shots in 2022? Or, you had film from 2003 and 2016 in one camera, but kept switching it out for each shot? Or...you had a time machine and travelled back to both years for the shots? Or, you Photoshopped shots from both years to have the same sky, snow, etc. Or, you have been having a little too much Guiness? Or...you're trying to see how confused we can get (nice try, but there are no limits, my friend)? Or, you were standing in a time warp that kept undulating between years? Or...

Nice! Correct on your first guess. The 2003 camera is a Canon Powershot SD100 a 3.2 MP camera, Canon's first SD camera, and the second is a Canon Powershot SX720 HS a 20.3 MP camera released in 2016.
 
Shows how unobservant I am. I didn't even realize they took those down, even though it should have been obvious even from down in the valley!
I didn't figure it out either until I walked the ridge where they used to be :lol:
 
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